Civil rights leaders throw support behind AG Holder
Is contempt vote 'pure politics?'
- Duration 10:11
- Date Jun 26, 2012
Is contempt vote 'pure politics?'
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Earlier this afternoon a group of prominent civil rights leaders threw their support behind attorney general Eric Holder.
Ahead of Thursday's contempt of congress vote against him.
Taking to the -- to argue that Republicans motive here is really more about race and minority rights than the death of border agent Brian Terry.
Saying the attorney general is not in contempt of congress but in contempt of a political agenda.
Take a listen.
By way through the House of Representatives.
He is nothing more than a clumsy.
-- kid politically motivated.
Witch -- this is.
Motivated by politics base politics base anti civil rights politics.
The men who are persecuting general holder in this way are the same then.
-- ever attempted to tie the hands of his department to protect our voting rights to stop racial profiling.
And to protect the workers -- the rights of workers to organize we believe that.
He should make a tip of congress -- -- -- against the attorney general is not only an extraordinary abuse of congressional power but also misguided -- politically motivated.
We believe that the House of Representatives is on a witch hunt to smear AG holder's reputation in order to gain political points.
In the 2012 election cycle we understood there.
That this is connected politics.
The issue of race there's a subtle factor in this effort.
The intensity and swiftness of the pursuit.
Public contempt citation.
There's certainly unworthy of the seriousness.
Of the consequences of that -- Joining me now David web hosted the dating web show on serious is accents -- channel and Tea Party 365 co-founder.
Also Alan Combs -- -- to the Alan Colmes show on the -- patriot channel.
Setting it up well it.
The sound like tells the story the messaging is changing and fast and furious -- where it's going David.
Let's call it what it is this is the preemptive narrative change ahead of Thursday's contempt vote potentially gives it does -- Mike holder's gonna comply with -- And also the -- in scotus decision Obama care.
They need a distraction.
And you know make it.
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I'm sick of the black race hustler mafia which is what this is drumming up something on the -- holder was on the hill one of the days he was their testified.
That nobody in DOJ had that high a level knew about fast and furious.
Let me gore was in Mexico -- -- your deputies chief deputy advocated for fast and furious the two can't be true.
But here we have what we have a contempt of congress potential by -- by an attorney general not a light matter.
We have a legal issue not just one -- border agent.
Over 300 dead Mexican citizens over what 76% of the guns not recovered.
In an operation that was started and run under the Obama administration different than the Bush Administration.
And they're trying to change a narrative and sort of the process 7600 documents out of tens of thousands.
This is not a numbers game.
-- I -- US weekly Nancy Pelosi first suggested that this is about an effort by the Republicans to -- holder from pursuing his voter protection efforts.
You said you didn't really buy that went -- attended to together let me ask you separate issue let me about the about SE that sort of element to that's been injected today as you just heard and by Al Sharpton just for the viewers weren't here at the top of the one.
So -- Al Sharpton -- in an opinion piece last week.
Attorney general holder was reminded that despite his esteemed position he can and would be profiled.
AG holder was an essence stop -- Frist without probable cause.
What I suggest showed us is that no matter what our stature in this world someone can easily tried to put us in our place.
What could be more outrageous.
I think it's a political witch -- but I'm not prepared I'm not playing the race card I can't know which in their -- I'm not prepared to say.
Democrats doing -- because of race or that somehow tied to voter ID I think voter ID is an issue just yesterday.
The -- -- majority leader of the Pennsylvania house mark Mike Karzai said.
That we're gonna win because of Romney will win Pennsylvania because of voter ID they are using voter ID to -- -- the -- but.
And I don't I don't believe they're going after -- these -- I don't know -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm going to be up is is Al Sharpton are these other civil rights leaders playing the race cart path.
So -- -- made and let's look at them for their operational.
Method a -- Sharpton stop -- for as he led a march against NYPD on Father's Day.
All of the others who get up there and inject race in this it's no longer the soft bigotry of low expectations for minorities -- so hard bigotry have.
Don't you dare believe anything what what we tell you.
Al Sharpton is a race hustler plain and simple he's an old devil dog -- along with the others I'm calling what he has historically Allen the guy has played this game.
Whether it's the Jews whether it's -- against anybody gets to push his narrative and polo season bed with this here this is this is a problem.
Do you think -- -- let me just ask you flat out Alan do you think that the Republicans will be doing this against attorney general holder if he were white yes.
I think they're doing it because it's a democratic so so then why it played as a black race -- just -- in the race -- binoculars -- -- -- -- -- -- clearly -- they went after Janet -- they go -- after holder of that I don't think the one -- and the Democrats went after Karl Rove and Harriet -- and Gerald.
That's the hey -- -- the Reno and it's certainly right after this guy out.
-- let's be straightforward about this eighteen months well crafted subpoena documents that are redacted in full except to show that they came from DOJ.
And the president executes for invokes executive privilege -- one of two things Eric Holder says in testimony the president didn't know about it.
Either the president didn't know about it or invokes executive privilege -- -- -- -- You can have executive privilege even if the White House and nothing will unveil the rights of the editor the executive privilege actually covers the area after fast and furious and did it covers the -- It doesn't cover the time offensive hers was a play social wanna point out.
Eric Holder was the first to actually stop -- period -- -- -- -- -- let's not get too deep and we've got some -- I wanna I wanna ask you what you think Alan here's just a bit more from Sharpton editorial.
Because you know he really -- goes far on camera today but in that op but he certainly did he writes.
Tattered it down and publicly humiliated AG holder.
Has been mishandled just like the young black and Latino men and women who are demonized on our streets every day.
Why is doing that I can speak -- trying to get I don't -- I -- you -- an -- if he doesn't speak the Republican Party but what is your thoughts I thought is that they're two separate issues I do believe that many of the policies like stop and -- like voter ID.
Or -- based they're hurting people liberals why you English -- do what I'm not why do you believe he genuinely.
I'm not saying this is because -- black.
I'm not calling Republicans racist but there is a racial effect now is there an inconsistency between that -- sort of denial in what you wrote in this -- that.
You know you know it comes down to Megan let me ask -- simple question when did you stop beating your wife that's the question.
That assumes that you were beating your wife then you had to stop you throw out a negative you throw out a pejorative.
That's what Sharpton does very well that's what Jackson does while.
Yes well you're suggesting he's trying to make myself feel like he's a racist right -- they -- and -- it if I don't look at -- if I look at Sharpton -- one of the -- and said.
When did you stop beating your wife what do you have as a basic premise that you're beating your wife -- respect that right right so you throw out that that that narrative and then you peeled back a little but you've already injected it into the conversation.
And then -- supported by Pelosi -- -- impression -- -- -- supposedly against black.
So while -- I don't think they're going to have to holder because he's black I do believe a number the other policies that favored by Republicans whether received voter -- -- whether -- stop and -- These are definitely race based policies and it's not gonna hello hello hello but -- gonna -- -- yeah well LA is -- but is the effort to go after holder distracting him from.
Voters suppression issues -- voter rights issues.
And more than it's and it at distracting him well that from now gun issues and our result would -- -- -- genuine law and order is that illegals would.
See if he had a problem with congress that he would be able to go after as I don't think that's the role in the doing it -- the net result would -- he wouldn't have the time the effort -- focusing energy.
But what we have told me what easily on the set honestly Alan is that you don't believe that they're going after him for either the reason I have no way to -- that the going -- as somebody who is -- -- a lot about politics and talk about this professionally now for years.
Why are they doing that is -- -- -- -- I can't let us say for the number I'm a liberal I don't.
Say intimate I don't think I -- -- I can't figure I'm here as a political and but I don't think for Al Sharpton -- not the guy I -- I'm not asking you to speak for Al Sharpton and asking you analyze politics which is what you do for the channel.
I think it's a mistake to go after him for race and I don't think it's about right I think as I've said I think there enough other things -- -- doing which are race -- but which they ought to be ashamed of of the.
You don't -- here's the thing you want to solve voter ID Allen have everybody show idea then nobody's disenfranchised.
Yeah that's one solution of the problem they never have the right and Eric Holder and the Department of Justice which is a very good department it's the political stripe that's the problem.
They can multi tasks they can handle the selective prosecution in new Black Panther Party that's voter intimidation.
We see eight attorney general who has.
Contempt for due process.
Selective prosecutions of states and cities century city.
-- he is -- hanging up I'm focused on this messaging and why why now what what's behind distraction go back to my first statement.
Preemptive narrative Thursday we have the vote potentially the contempt vote.
We have the scotus decision on obamacare a lot of analysts say it likely they may throw out the individual mandate so they need to change and you -- -- see the race narrative ramps up.
Wait till Thursday when the decisions come down both of them.
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